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Torsteinson, Helene – Online Submission, 2019
According to the national guidelines for kindergarten teacher education in Norway, university campus-based teaching and practical training in in-service kindergartens are two mutually complementary learning arenas that facilitate student professional learning and development. This paper "gives voice" to first-year students regarding…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Student Experience, Conflict, Foreign Countries
Moe, Randi – Online Submission, 2019
This paper applies a cultural-historical approach to researching the perspective of academic pedagogy teachers on good, campus-based teaching practices in the arena of play following the reform of Norwegian early childhood teacher education. The research material comprises over three world café conversations with a total of 13 pedagogy teachers.…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Play, Foreign Countries, Reflection
Ohm, Modgun; Hjelle, Kristine – Online Submission, 2019
This paper investigates an institutional practice of the educational conversation that is a part of the undergraduate kindergarten teacher education program at a Norwegian university. The formal goal connected to this practice is to facilitate students coping with their courses of study. Thus, this paper reconstructs the perspectives of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Undergraduate Study, Kindergarten
Sadownik, Alicja R.; Aasen, Wenche; Jevtic, Adrijana Visnjic – Online Submission, 2019
This article presents Norwegian and Croatian students' perspectives on conditions for their professional growth during undergraduate kindergarten teacher education. The data gathered through focus group interviews are theorized using the cultural-historical wholeness approach that identifies institutional conditions for the development of certain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
Bakken, Yvonne; Carson, Nina; Ohm, Modgun – Online Submission, 2019
This paper reports on student experiences with an interdisciplinary project entitled "The Difficult Conversation", the aim of which was to develop professional competences linked with parental cooperation in heterogeneous social contexts, ethical reflection, pedagogical tact, and judgment skills. Student experiences with the project were…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Parents
Virolainen, Maarit; Stenström, Marja-Leena – Online Submission, 2014
The study investigates how the Finnish model of providing initial vocational education and training (IVET) has succeeded in terms of enhancing educational progress and employability. A relatively high level of participation in IVET makes the Finnish model distinctive from those of three other Nordic countries: Denmark, Norway and Sweden. All four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Comparative Analysis, Employment Potential
Haugan, Jan Arvid; Moen, Torill; Karlsdottir, Ragnheidur – Online Submission, 2012
This study builds on and contributes to research on student teachers' relational concerns in teacher education, as four Grade 3 Norwegian student teachers were followed during their internship for two periods of two weeks each. The article presents and discusses data from interviews and student teachers' logs, while the aim of the study is to…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Grade 3, Internship Programs, Interviews
Jones, Lise Oen; Krumsvik, Rune – Online Submission, 2008
The topic in this paper is how former special needs students with academic competence from upper secondary school succeed in education on a higher level. The study concentrates on students who at their start in upper secondary education were registered with problems of concentration, difficulties in reading, writing or mathematics. The main part…
Descriptors: Writing Difficulties, Special Needs Students, Curriculum Development, College Students
Moulton, Mike K. – Online Submission, 2008
This paper outlines a strategy for a faculty development program with respect to net-supported learning. Many universities and colleges are struggling with meeting the demands of a rapidly changing world. Reflections in this paper are based on experiences from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Attention has been given to the intelligent…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, College Students
Rismark, Marit; Solvberg, Astrid M.; Stromme, Alex; Hokstad, Leif Martin – Online Submission, 2007
In this paper we present findings from a study of students' use of mobile phones in a biology course at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Using a qualitative research approach we focus on how mobile phones can complement and add value to the educational challenge of encouraging university students to obtain some topic…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education, College Students, Videotape Recordings
Hausstatter, Rune Sarromaa; Nordkvelle, Yngve Troye – Online Submission, 2007
Current distance education benefits greatly from educational software that makes group work possible for students who are separated in time and space. However, some students prefer distance education because they can work on their own. This paper explores how students react to expectations on behalf of the course provider to do their assignments…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Group Behavior